U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-359

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Jun 1943St. Nazaire26 Jul 1943Lost28 days


Officers *

Oblt. (R) Heinz Förster

Oblt. (R) Hans Lehmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-359

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Ships hit by U-359 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-359 during this patrol

3 Jul 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
American B-24 Liberator (1st A/S Sqdn USAAF, pilot 1Lt H.W. Fraser)

Approx. 18.15 hrs, west of Oporto, Portugal: U-359 andU-466 both fired at the aircraft as it strafed them, and three bombs fell between the boats before they dived at 18.26 hrs. The Germans observed AA hits on the bomber, and it apparently crashed shortly after the attack, killing all ten aircrew. Both U-boats escaped unscathed

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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